Amid the crisis, the biotechnology industry has made astounding achievements, developing and delivering vaccines against covid-19. But beyond the pandemic, treating and conquering disease and sustaining the planet is what biotech innovators have done and continue to do every day.
While biotechnology innovation pioneers the way to a groundbreaking future, policymakers in Washington, D.C., and around the world, are proposing ideas and policies that could jeopardize the work that makes lifesaving innovations possible.
With intense debates over the cost and value of new medicines, the emerging science behind genome editing, intellectual property protection, the need for more sustainable fuel sources and industrial processes and many other critical issues, biotechnology is at the forefront of public discussion and the focus of policymakers in the Nation’s capital and many State capitals across the country.
Now, more than ever before, advocates for biotechnology must lend their voice to balance the public policy debate by sharing their own stories and debunking the many myths and misinformation told about our innovation. BIO works hard to do this every day, but we need your active support.
Learn about the key issues facing our biotechnology sectors, and how to get involved and share your biotechnology story, below. It’s easy to do – check out BIO’s new on-line tool for you to contact your federal or state public officials with your views via e-mail, phone or social media. Go ahead and try it out!